January 2011

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Welcome to 2011! Going on right now at Jai Yoga, we have a number of classes, events and workshops to help you make this the best year ever! Not to mention, a new schedule full of weekly drop-in classes.

Attend as many as you like for only $7 this first week of January. That’s right, it’s 7 Days for $7! Below, find a link to register online as well as listings and registration links for several new series classes and workshops beginning this month.

We are very excited about our offerings for the Winter and hope to see you at the studio soon!

Happy New Year!

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SPECIAL CLASSES & EVENTS

Members pay 1/2 price for all listings below!

YOGA DANCE
SATURDAY & SUNDAY JANUARY 1 & 2 12:30-1:30 PM $25/both classes or $16/drop-in. With Hoa. No experience in dance or yoga needed.

BASICS YOGA SERIES BEGINS
MONDAYS JANUARY 3-FEBRUARY 21 7:15-8:45 PM 8 weeks $90, $16/drop-in. With Angie.

LAUGHTER YOGA
FRIDAY JANUARY 7 5:30-6:30 PM $5 suggested donation. Donations benefit the Jai Yoga Scholarship Fund. No need to register, just show up!

YOGA NIDRA
SATURDAY JANUARY 8 2-4 PM $22. Every 2nd Saturday this Winter! With Sue. No experience needed.

YOGA ED FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS
SUNDAY JANUARY 9 1-5 PM $85. With Hoa.

PRENATAL YOGA SERIES
MONDAYS JANUARY 10-MARCH 28 5:45-7 PM
12 weeks $120, any 8 classes $96, any 4 classes $56, $16/drop-in. With Jen.

BABY & ME YOGA SERIES
TUESDAYS JANUARY 11-MARCH 29 10:30-11:30 AM. 12 weeks $120, any 8 classes $96, any 4 classes $56, $16/drop-in. With Angie.

RESTORATIVE YOGA
SATURDAY JANUARY 15 2-4 PM $22. Every 3rd Saturday this Winter! With Jessie.

FAMILY YOGA
TUESDAYS JANUARY 18-FEBRUARY 22 9:15-10 AM 6 weeks $60 or $13/drop-in per family. With Jen.

STORYTIME YOGA
FRIDAYS JANUARY 21-FEBRUARY 25 4-4:45 PM 6 weeks $60 or $13/drop-in per family. With Tisha.

HONEY FLOW YOGA
FRIDAYS JANUARY 21-FEBRUARY 25 5-6:15 PM $75 6 weeks or $16/drop-in. With Tisha.

BASICS INTENSIVE WEEKEND
SATURDAY & SUNDAY JANUARY 22 & 23 1-4 PM $70. With Kara.

AYURVEDA SERIES
SATURDAY JANUARY 29 2-5 PM $35/class or $85/3 classes. Every last  Saturday this Winter! With Carol Morrison.

PRINCIPLES OF ANUSARA YOGA
SUNDAY JANUARY 30 1-3:30 PM $35. With Tisha.

Ways to Register: 1) Visit www.JaiYogaHome.com and click the link to register for workshops 2) Call 207.725.7874 at least 24 hours in advance and leave a message with your NAME, PHONE and which WORKSHOP you want to attend 3) In person either before or after a class or  during our office hours.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW  SCHEDULE STARTS TODAY!
WINTER 2011: JANUARY 1-MARCH 31

7 DAYS FOR $7
SATURDAY-FRIDAY JANUARY  1-7
Unlimited classes for only $7 the first week of 2011!

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PRACTICE

NAMASTE 2011
RESOLVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR GOODNESS

A New Year is a chance for a fresh start, a new beginning. As human beings, we tend to look backward before starting something new. We note all of the “mistakes” and “bad habits” we’ve had and resolve not to carry them forward. About this new journey, we say, “This time it will be different.”

And if it’s not different, we feel terrible. By defining future possibilities in terms of what’s already happened, especially our negative associations with past experiences, we hinder ourselves. We place our focus on flaws and faults and create goals based on correcting those flaws and faults all in the name of self-improvement.

What about acknowledging your goodness instead? What about looking into your heart and finding the joy and love and peace that is there and letting it shine out? What about letting that lovely light guide you for a day, a week, even an hour if not for the entire year?

At the end of yoga class, we often acknowledge our teacher and each other with an ancient salutation: Namaste. The divine light in me honors the divine light in you.

This word is much more than a simple greeting; it is a state of being. And when we say it at the end of yoga class, filled with the sublime joy we have just spent time deliberately cultivating, we really mean it. We really feel the light inside ourselves. And feeling our own light allows us to feel the light of those around us. We can all bask in the glow of our shared goodness, our true inner selves.

We are not a collection of faults, flaws and weaknesses to feel guilty about – to resolve to change – but a warm, glowing goodness open to the possibility of joy in any situation. When we choose to focus on this aspect of ourselves, and of others, all the flaws we thought we had tend to pale in comparison and often fade away in their own time.

Of course, sometimes we have become clear on some aspect of our life or our behavior that is no longer serving us and we would truly like to change. If this is so, our inner goodness can support this process as well! The key to making an intentional change without a strict timeline, without guilting and badgering ourselves, is patience. We change to serve ourselves. And sometimes it takes a while, but slow is sustainable. Change does not have to be all or nothing.

So, this new year, we invite you to say “Namaste” to yourself everyday; to cultivate strength of character through joy and peace; to love yourself just as you are.

Happy New Year!

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Namaste,

Jen and the Jai Yoga Family

Jai Yoga
Suite 314 Fort Andross
14 Maine Street
Brunswick ME 04011
207.725.7874
info@jaiyogahome.com
www.jaiyogahome.com